Unbelievable! There are only a couple of months left until the end of the year. For me working at the magazine it’s even a bigger eye opener, that 2017 is nearly over and looking at what we have accomplished so far this year.
The second FLW season is in full swing with the second Cast-for-Cash tournament in the series already done and dusted.
Many anglers are enjoying their preferred sport as most of the fishing venues are now in spawn across the country. At the same time, fishing serves as a tension reliever for working so hard. It will help give anglers additional energy to push through towards the end of the year.
There are people who like to connect in physical activities like running marathons or playing sports, then there are those people who prefer something totally opposite. These people find relaxation and relief when they are indoors and spend their life away in front of play stations by playing video games, baking or cooking. My suggestion to them is to do something completely different than the usual, like camping or fishing. Fishing is an extremely relaxing activity and it can become your leisure pursuit. This way you will meet people that you would never meet indoors. An angler is forever around nature, the tranquillity and peacefulness of the environment helps him de-stress. You will find yourself using all your senses in nature. Aside from that, fishing is believed to have health benefits for the human body too. You need to enjoy life, we only live once.
You might want to know what the benefits of a social day’s fishing are. It is easy, there is no need to rush or no need to exhaust yourself too much and drain your brainpower to fish. This means that the brain can just unwind and relax for a few hours. You can sit back and enjoy the natural environment while releasing any stress you are suffering from. Fishing does not have to have any time pressure or deadlines unlike your usual daily business.
This month’s issue is once again full off contributions from our highly experienced anglers and sharing their fruitful knowledge to help you as angler on when, where and how to fish. This will help you to best use the last quarter of the year to your advantage.
Last but not least. Early in October, South Africa is hosting the Black Bass World Championship on the Vaal River and we look forward to see some top anglers from across the world on our turf. We at SA BASS wish all teams all the very best and may the best team win!